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Great Words

There are some words that resonate with each of us.  I wonder what you particular favourites are and why? I like “Relish” – a sense of delight in something… tastiness perhaps, or just enjoyment.  Works as a vowel and a noun. “Flocculation” how soil forms crumb and creates the abundance […]

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Loneliness…

or FRIENDSHIP as the antidote is called These ‘interesting times’ mean may people have been deprived of friendship.  That’s often called ‘Loneliness’.  I understand the suicide rate has doubled.  That’s not good.  Is it?   Some people have been in lockdown with people they don’t want to be with.  Reluctant flat […]

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Tools

I have been teaching Permaculture for over thirty years and learning about it for all my life.  Really.  It’s only when I was thirty, I discovered it had a name.  After a few years teaching I learnt that my familiarity with tools was not everyone’s.  Co-founder of Permaculture, David Holmgren […]

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Buying and Selling Homes

Clara Beaufort asked if she could contribute this guest piece. I think it raises some interesting points so I’m happy to share it. Owning your own home has always seemed sensible to me. It can cost less than renting and you get to do what you want with your home. […]

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Community

A great comment from Claire Whits a couple of months ago which I just found Community may not always have the same meaning to each of us, very often people who want to set up a community do not feel part of one, and out of feeling isolated work toward […]

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Creative Commons

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A New Year’s Thought

This article was provoked by a kind request from the lovely Delvin Solkinson. To be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/galactictradingcards/permaculture-design-deck and elsewhere…. 2020 implies perfect vision (you’ll be sick to death of hearing that soon). Something we are sorely in need of – but of the future, not in hindsight (when it […]

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Soil Food Web

Was great to talk yesterday with Luke Louka, first met teaching in Cyprus with Rakesh Bhambri. He’s now in Costa Rica as Director of Operations for Dr Elaine Ingham’s amazing organisation -same time zone as Oregon but very different place to be… Always good to connect with old friends. ( […]

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Disturbance in the Force

Great conversation with the lovely Tomas Remiarz yesterday. Wide ranging and stimulating. We got on to how there are always some people around who want to ‘have a go’ about permaculture or ‘the community’. I really appreciated Tomas’ insight and asked him to write it down for me. Which he […]

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Sleep

Without which we are lost Sleep is such an important part of our lives. Without adequate rest we ultimately go mad. But what of dreams? What of the unknown ‘other world’ we visit in our sleep. How much sleep do we all need? Individually or collectively. A fascinating topic. Never […]

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